A Ministry of Cultures, Decolonization and De-patriarchalization has been established in Bolivia. The government has stated that the aim of the Ministry is to “decolonize and de-patriarchalize and reverse the inequality between nationalities, as well as between men and women”.
Sabina Orellana, who also represents the National Confederation of Indigenous Peasant Women of Bolivia, was appointed as the head of this new ministry by the government.
In Bolivia last year, President Evo Morales was made resign in cooperation with the right-wing parties and the army. However, Morales’s MAS (Movement Towards Socialism) won the early elections this year again. “We aim to eliminate colonialism and male domination, to reverse the inequality between men and women as well as between nationalities. Our goal is to break the hegemony of a monophonic world view that subordinates one to another”, President Arce said.